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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 07:07 AM
Response to Reply #29
31. What is the point of sympathy if you can't have sympathy for a hypocrite?
Edited on Wed Jan-28-09 07:15 AM by Cessna Invesco Palin
To make a judgement such as you have made, to draw a line between those worthy or not worthy of your sympathy is inherently wrong for exactly the same reasons that Haggard's rantings are wrong. I have no use for Christianity in general, but the concept of "love the sinner, hate the sin" does not seem like such a bad idea in these dark times.
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  -Sympathy for Ted Haggard varkam  Jan-27-09 08:17 PM   #0 
  - I have NO sympathy for the Hypocrisy  donheld   Jan-27-09 08:19 PM   #1 
  - Yes. Sexuality is complicated, but hypocrisy is not. nt  Barack_America   Jan-27-09 08:23 PM   #4 
  - I don't mean to say that people cannot be angry for his hypocrisy.  varkam   Jan-27-09 08:24 PM   #6 
  - Precisely - the minute began to sit in judgment of others about  aquamarina   Jan-27-09 08:38 PM   #8 
  - he's going to live his whole life messed up, finding any excuse to  roguevalley   Jan-28-09 02:34 PM   #43 
  - Why not?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-28-09 06:24 AM   #25 
  - Wow - awesome post.  varkam   Jan-28-09 06:45 AM   #28 
     - Thanks.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-28-09 07:12 AM   #32 
        - No, not at all.  varkam   Jan-28-09 07:21 AM   #34 
  - The hypocrisy stems from the fact that society doesn't allow him to be who he is.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jan-28-09 08:30 PM   #55 
     - I think the hypocrisy stems from the fact that Ted has bought into the radical right's  jhrobbins   Jan-28-09 08:51 PM   #59 
  - K&R Varkam  jschurchin   Jan-27-09 08:21 PM   #2 
  - wow.....  Bluerthanblue   Jan-27-09 08:22 PM   #3 
  - Haggard is a born gay individual in denial.  Lint Head   Jan-27-09 08:24 PM   #5 
  - He was born Gay, but he Chose to be a hypocrite  donheld   Jan-27-09 10:33 PM   #16 
  - Thank you for sharing your story.  Barack_America   Jan-27-09 08:24 PM   #7 
  - I appreciate you sharing your experience with us  MadMaddie   Jan-27-09 08:41 PM   #9 
  - It's not my intent to say that he's not responsible for his hypocrisy.  varkam   Jan-27-09 09:41 PM   #14 
     - I understand  MadMaddie   Jan-28-09 07:50 PM   #49 
  - he'll find no peace while trying to destroy other peoples lives, as a child i was tormented and  sam sarrha   Jan-27-09 08:48 PM   #10 
  - Oh, he will find no peace.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-28-09 07:19 AM   #33 
  - Sounds like your mom was putting away a little money at a time, just for this situation.  jhrobbins   Jan-28-09 08:54 PM   #60 
  - He supports an institution which denies civil rights. Who cares if he's gay or not?  valerief   Jan-27-09 08:58 PM   #11 
  - Wow! Thanks for sharing your personal ordeal...  kirby   Jan-27-09 09:14 PM   #12 
  - if he was only tormenting HIMSELF, I"d have sympathy  Lerkfish   Jan-27-09 09:24 PM   #13 
  - Really nice story...  ljm2002   Jan-27-09 10:21 PM   #15 
  - Why is it that most religions have to have someone or something to persecute and hate?  Raster   Jan-27-09 10:58 PM   #20 
  - Sexuality is a complicated thing.  bconngemini   Jan-27-09 10:39 PM   #17 
  - ?  varkam   Jan-28-09 06:04 AM   #23 
  - Go piss on someone else's thread.  a la izquierda   Jan-28-09 06:38 AM   #26 
  - Never had any "sexuality" yet huh?  LaurenG   Jan-28-09 01:22 PM   #39 
  - Why do the trolls love to use GW avatars?  thecatburgler   Jan-28-09 08:03 PM   #52 
  - Wow, insighful and penetrating response. You might not want to be so economical with words  jhrobbins   Jan-28-09 08:59 PM   #61 
  - I think it's FEAR of sexuality  Political Tiger   Jan-28-09 09:18 PM   #65 
  - It's one thing to privately  Mz Pip   Jan-27-09 10:40 PM   #18 
  - If Haggard had publicly come out, embraced his homosexuality openly, and said he was sorry for what  closeupready   Jan-27-09 10:57 PM   #19 
  - Nope. No sympathy from this gay woman. For a queer who make a living off condemning gays.  Lil Missy   Jan-27-09 11:08 PM   #21 
  - I survived a similar train wreck. I can feel some sympathy for Haggard too.  hunter   Jan-28-09 12:26 AM   #22 
  - Thank you for sharing your story.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-28-09 06:16 AM   #24 
  - I'm happy you shared this.  a la izquierda   Jan-28-09 06:40 AM   #27 
  - Thank you for your story - but there is one huge glaring difference  BR_Parkway   Jan-28-09 06:54 AM   #29 
  - I'm not saying that there isn't a difference...  varkam   Jan-28-09 06:57 AM   #30 
  - What is the point of sympathy if you can't have sympathy for a hypocrite?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-28-09 07:07 AM   #31 
     - Show me your verse and chapter for that 'Biblical' quote  Bluenorthwest   Jan-28-09 08:28 AM   #36 
     - I agree with most of what you've said.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-28-09 12:36 PM   #38 
        - I don't think that you said, anywhere in your post, that what you were saying was,  jhrobbins   Jan-28-09 09:06 PM   #63 
     - this man actively worked against other gay people  noiretextatique   Jan-28-09 02:09 PM   #41 
  - Ted Haggard has extremely beneficial.  olegramps   Jan-28-09 07:32 AM   #35 
  - You showed great compassion for your friend  arikara   Jan-28-09 12:34 PM   #37 
  - i have zero sympathy for haggard  noiretextatique   Jan-28-09 02:07 PM   #40 
  - I have no sympathy for him. He would send you to Hell in a heartbeat.  TWiley   Jan-28-09 02:30 PM   #42 
  - Like the first post, No sympathy for HYPOCRISY.  sarcasmo   Jan-28-09 02:37 PM   #44 
  - no, i don't agree..  lala_rawraw   Jan-28-09 04:24 PM   #45 
  - I have a question  ellacott   Jan-28-09 04:36 PM   #46 
  - He could be bi-sexual.  varkam   Jan-28-09 07:57 PM   #50 
  - Especially if he is bisexual; he still chose a monogamous relationship bound by marriage.  Deja Q   Jan-28-09 08:37 PM   #57 
     - Thank you for that  ellacott   Jan-29-09 08:09 AM   #67 
  - You're a good a guy, Varkham.  JerseygirlCT   Jan-28-09 04:41 PM   #47 
  - I know that he's done some pretty bad stuff.  varkam   Jan-28-09 07:59 PM   #51 
     - Well, yes. Absolutely  JerseygirlCT   Jan-28-09 08:27 PM   #53 
     - This specific post of yours makes me think you are "playing"  UTUSN   Jan-28-09 09:10 PM   #64 
        - What the hell is your problem?  varkam   Jan-29-09 05:15 AM   #66 
  - The bastard and those like him can die for all I care  Eryemil   Jan-28-09 05:21 PM   #48 
  - I have sympathy for his family...  cynatnite   Jan-28-09 08:29 PM   #54 
  - The difference between you and these so-called Christians is that you have genuine compassion  MrScorpio   Jan-28-09 08:33 PM   #56 
  - No sympathy for him...NONE!  Behind the Aegis   Jan-28-09 08:48 PM   #58 
  - O.K., I've gone this thread withOUT replying, but, sorry, NOooooooooo!1  UTUSN   Jan-28-09 09:04 PM   #62 
  - Yea, I have sympathy for anyone as confused and messed up in the head as Haggard is.  phleshdef   Jan-29-09 08:18 AM   #68 
     - Having come of age in the 50's  olegramps   Jan-29-09 09:44 AM   #69 

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